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UAS Flight Operations Instructor (Gray Eagle MQ-1C

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Crew Training International

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
August 01, 2017
Crew Training International
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
Career Level
Entry Level
Education Level

About Crew Training International

For over 20 years, CTI has developed advanced training solutions for the DoD, government, and corporate training programs. Using our expertise in identifying needs in high-stress, time critical environments, we develop custom training solutions using cutting-edge learning to help your teams accelerate their performance. CTI’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2008 certified. CTI also operates flight training academies with bases in Millington, Tennessee and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. CTI Professional Flight Training (CTI-PFT), a FAA Part 141-approved training center, is a wholly owned subsidiary of CTI. CTI-PFT’s approach to training is unique—we train to the highest level of professional standards, while providing students with the care and individual attention necessary to create competent, confident, safe, and disciplined pilots.

Contact name
Julie Reyna

Job description



Education:   High school diploma or equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, and/or work/military experience. 

Training and Experience:  

  • System qualification in Gray Eagle MQ-1C UAS on software version 4.3.3 (UGCS) or later. 

  • Must have at least 200 flight hours and 4 years’ experience on Shadow 200 and/or Gray Eagle UAS.  

  •  Must be able to obtain and maintain a flight physical per AR 95-20. 

  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete all evaluations to include TRADOC instructor evaluations per 2/13th Aviation Regiment SOPs, and oral academic evaluations, no-notice evaluations, DES, PFEs, and SFE per AR 95-20. 

Computer Skills:  Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

Security Clearance:  Must maintain a Secret level security clearance.



  • Procedures for takeoff, landing, and tactical employment of the Gray Eagle UAS. 

  • Fundamentals and application of Air Crew Coordination – Enhanced (ACT-E). 

  • Capabilities, emergency procedures, limitations, and system logic of the Gray Eagle UAS System and its payloads. 

  • Fundamentals and conduct of Gray Eagle UAS Missions with emphasis on route, zone, and area reconnaissance; aerial surveillance; security operations; and employment of the Gray Eagle UAS in attack missions. 

  • Fundamentals of Mission Planning and approval Process to include the METT-TC; Risk Assessment; and Performance Planning. 

  • Concepts and application of Army reporting formats to include SALUTE, SALT-W, and BDA reports. 

  • Familiarity with National Airspace-- restricted areas and class D airspace-- and ATC phraseology. 

  • Configuration of system radios for flight operations and communications relay. 

  • Application of map reading techniques for UAS Operations. 

  • Fundamentals of laser safety, different types of lasers on UAS payloads, employment, capabilities, detractors, and effective utilization of lasers during UAS missions. 

  • Fundamentals of Combat Vehicle Identification and familiarity with major US, Allied, and Threat equipment. 

  • Concepts and application of military Symbology. 

  • Fratricide and how to prevent it as a UAS operator through positive identification of targets and situational awareness. 

  • Familiarity with Joint procedures for Call for Indirect Fire and Laser Designation for a Hellfire missile. 

  • Familiarity and application of AR 95-23 (UAS Flight Regulations), TC 3-04.63 (UAS Commander’s Guide and ATM – Gray Eagle),  TC 3-04.45 (Combat Aviation Gunnery), AR 40-8 (Exogenous Factors), and TC 3-04.93 (Aeromedical Training), 

  • Familiarity and application with of DA PAM 738-751 (TAMMS) and maintenance logbook software. 

  • Concepts of Decisive Action and how a UAS operates in offensive, defensive, stability, and defense support of civil authorities operations.

  • Concepts and participants in the OE. 

  • Fundamentals of the IPB process as an UAS operator will support the commander’s tactical decision-making by providing information that enhances situational awareness of the operational environment.



  • Conduct UAS instruction using lesson plans and material provided by the Government IAW the applicable regulations listed in the references section listed within each specific TO. 

  • Test/re-test student(s) in accordance with Government provided references, procedures and forms.

  •  Grade students' work in accordance with Government provided references, procedures, and forms. 

  • Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.